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Oregon Zoo elephants test out pool at Elephant Lands habitat

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Lily and her mom, Rose-Tu, enjoy a swim Saturday in the Oregon Zoo’s new 160,000-gallon pool for pachyderms. (Photo courtesy: Oregon Zoo) Lily and her mom, Rose-Tu, enjoy a swim Saturday in the Oregon Zoo’s new 160,000-gallon pool for pachyderms. (Photo courtesy: Oregon Zoo)
PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

Oregon Zoo elephant Lily along with her family got to test the waters at a new pool that's part of the zoo’s soon-to-open Elephant Lands habitat.

She and her mom Rose-Tu enjoyed a dip in the 160,000-gallon pool, which will officially open this week. The pool features state-of-the-art filtration and water-treatment systems and a play jet that sprays bursts of water, controlled remotely from a keeper presentation area. 

The zoo posted video of the elephants enjoying their first swim in the pool on its YouTube channel.

The entire habitat opens to the public on Wednesday.

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